the great Cock-Match

On Tuesday began the great Cock-Match between the Gentlemen of Leicestershire, and the Gentlemen of Derbyshire, for 10 Guineas a battle and 200 the main. Forty-five Cocks were weighed in, and on Thursday night Leicestershire was one a-head. There were then 18 battles to fight.
++We hear from Burton-on-Trent that on Thursday se’nninght a poor Journeyman Woolcomber, who worked with Mr. Bott in that Town, went to bathe himself at the bottom of his master’s garden, where he unfortunately got out of his depth and was drowned. Notwithstanding great pains have been taken with drags &c. the body has not yet been found, as the water was much higher than common, and he being naked, ’tis imagined he is carried to a great distance by the rapidity of the current.—’Tis said he is a Wirksworth man.